Sunday, 21 Jul 2024

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For the Badminton fans, get ready for an epic showdown in the Men’s Singles final at the YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open 2017. Chen Long and Lee Chong Wei are set to face each other once again, in what will be their first encounter since the Rio 2016 gold-medal match.

Clash of the Titans

Chen Long and Lee Chong Wei secured their spots in the final in contrasting fashion. Lee dominated Chen’s teammate, Shi Yuqi, in a swift late-night victory, while Chen had to dig deep to outwit Danish young gun, Anders Antonsen.

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The Return of Lee Chong Wei

Lee, looking relaxed and confident, expressed his excitement about facing Chen again after over a year. Despite their past encounters, Lee emphasized that he does not dwell on the past and is focused on giving his best in the final.

Continuing his impressive form from the previous matches, Lee took an early lead against Shi and maintained control throughout the game. On the other hand, Chen had a tough battle against Antonsen, with the young Danish player showing great resilience. However, in the end, Chen’s experience and skill prevailed.

Chen Long’s Comeback

After his hard-fought victory, Chen acknowledged that he is not yet back to his peak form but believes that he is getting better with each match. He expressed his happiness at reaching another final and his determination to give his best.

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The Women’s Singles category will also feature an exciting final between the top two seeds, Tai Tzu Ying and Pusarla V Sindhu. Both players showcased their dominance in the semis, defeating their opponents convincingly.

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A Collision of Powerhouses

Tai Tzu Ying, the world number one, displayed her superiority against Sung Ji Hyun and secured her place in the final. While there were a few errors from Tai in the second game, she quickly regained control to win the match comfortably.

Pusarla V Sindhu, the second seed, faced a tricky challenge from Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon. However, Sindhu kept her composure and won in straight games, demonstrating her mental and physical growth since their previous encounter.

The Mixed Doubles Final

In the Mixed Doubles category, the finals will see a rematch of the China Open as Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong take on Mathias Christiansen/Christinna Pedersen. Both pairs have been in impressive form and will undoubtedly provide an exhilarating match for the spectators.

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What to Expect

The Men’s Doubles final will feature Mads Conrad-Petersen and Mads Pieler Kolding from Denmark, who emerged victorious after a tough battle against Japan’s Takuto Inoue/Yuki Kaneko. They will face the formidable duo of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo.

The Indonesian pair, Gideon and Sukamuljo, are aiming for their sixth crown this season. Despite facing tough competition from Chinese rivals Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen, they managed to secure their spot in the final.

In the Women’s Doubles category, Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu impressed everyone with their comeback victory against China’s Huang Dongping/Li Wenmei. They will face the top-seeded pair of Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan in the final.

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FAQs

Q: When is the final of the YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open 2017?
A: The final is scheduled to take place tomorrow, providing an exciting conclusion to this year’s tournament.

Q: Where can I find the results of the matches?
A: You can find the results on the official Carnegiecentre website.

Conclusion

The YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open 2017 has showcased some exceptional badminton skills and thrilling matches. The stage is set for an epic battle in the Men’s Singles final between Chen Long and Lee Chong Wei. Fans can also look forward to exciting finals in the Women’s Singles, Mixed Doubles, Men’s Doubles, and Women’s Doubles categories. Stay tuned for the latest updates and results on the Carnegiecentre website.